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Advice on "new" 250

Hey all, I have loved my 2000 2wd 7.3 250 since I got it in 2005, but i moved into the snowbelt and really think I need a different truck with 4wd (and a crew cab, as mine is only extended). I have not spent much time on these forums yet so my knowledge is a bit limited on the pro/con list of the 6.0 vs 6.4 vs 6.7. I totally love the 7.3 but doubt I could find another with low miles and low rust. I've also heard of nightmares about the 6.0 (6.slow) but it seems the most affordable, as price is a factor. I don't plan to haul railroad cars or army tanks. Usually tow nothing, once a year maybe a 6x12 trailer. I do need to be able to plow through a foot of snow and be very reliable. What are the 6.0 issues and can they be dealt with? Or would I be better to mortgage the farm to get a 6.4? I really doubt I could afford a 6.7 at all...
Also, any recommendations on where to look for used trucks? EBay motors?
I'm looking for a 4wd crew cab with 8 ft bed and bench seats to seat up to six. Thanks!
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You can find low rust ones in the south, every engine is going to have its own issues, but the 6.0 is gonna be affordable, lots have lasted just fine, many do an egr delete or fix, stud it, and a couple other things with great success, and as my neighbor he put an economy tune on it and has had 200,000 trouble free miles and counting, welcome to the org and good luck in your search, trucks ain't cheap, but hope you find a reliable one

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